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Billbug - Sphenophorus villosiventris

Billbug - Sphenophorus villosiventris
Deane, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
April 1, 2014
Size: 14mm
Found in weeds. temp 72f/ sunny.

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Sphenophorus villosiventris Chittenden, female
Moved from Sphenophorus australis. ID'd from specimen, now a photo-voucher. Thanks Lisa, another new one!

It is similar to S. australis, but the beak is abruptly bent near the apex (best seen in the 3rd photo) and raised elytral costae do not extend to apex, as they would in the similar S. costipennis. Measured length is 12 mm.

A good southern record for this species. I cannot find it previously recorded from Kentucky.

 
Thanks Brad!
For all of your help!

 
awesome
thanks guys for the nice addition --and sorry about the hasty call

 
Thanks!
Its about time you resurfaced.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

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